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Collections - MF 052 Remnants of Our Lives

Number of Interviews: 42

Dates when interviews were conducted: 1991-1992

Time period covered: twentieth century

Principal interviewers: Teresa Hollingsworth

Finding aides: some transcripts

Access restrictions: none

Description: This collection consists of forty-two interviews on traditional women’s textile arts in Maine conducted for the “Remnants of Our Lives” exhibit at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine), displayed August-November 1992.

2259 Betty Billings interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, in Stonington, July 3, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono) from August-November 1992.

Transcript: 27 pp

Recording: 45 mins. C918 / CD 2058

2690 Gloria Martin interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Old Town, Maine, April 2-3, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono) from August-November 1992.

Transcript: 64 pp

Recording: 2 hrs. C 909-910 / CD 2059-2060

2691 Lois Bartlett, and Marjorie Freeman of West Rockport, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, April 15, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on rug hooking.

Transcript: 34 pp, partial

Recording: C 911-912 / CD 2061

2692 Prudence Bilings of Brewer, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 2, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on knitting and tatting.

Transcript: 34 pp

Recording: 45 mins. C 913 / CD 2062

2693 Beeuw van Kuiferen of Stetson, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 6, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on bobbin lacemaking.

Recording: C 914 / CD 2063

2694 Lelia Case and Ella Patterson of Embden, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, May 8, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting and rug hooking. Remnants of Our Lives exhibit

Transcript: 34 pp

Recording: C 915

2695 Holly Seagraves of Owl’s Head, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 20, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on hooked rugs.

Transcript: 28 pp

Recording: 25 mins. C 916

2697 Winifred Lanek and Laverne Dixon of Owl’s Head, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, June 20, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on hooked rugs .

Recording: C 917

2698 Ella Petterson of Skowhegan, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, July 3, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on kntting and quilting.

Transcript: 38 pp

Recording: 1 hr. C 919

2699 Caroline Porter Kier of Port Clyde, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 1, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on rug hooking and braiding.

Transcript: 32 pp

Recording: 40 mins. C 920

2700 Fannie Parritt of South Gouldsboro, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 2, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on MSCM rugs and crocheting.

Transcript: 73 pp

Recording: 1.25 hrs. C 921 – C 922

2701 Eva Labonte of Lewiston, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 13, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. The interview focused on Franco-American needle work.

Transcript: 26 pp

Recording: 45 mins. C 923

2702 Angie Jordan of Prospect Harbor, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, August 30, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. The interview focused on crocheted dolls.

Transcript: 21 pp

Recording: 35 mins. C 924

2703 Elizabeth Bergh of Chebeague Island, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth September 17, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. The interview focused on knitting.

Transcript: 94 pp

Recording: 1 hr. 20 mins. C 925- C 926

2704 Augusta Scott interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, October 30, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. The interview focused on crocheting.

Transcript: 31 pp

Recording: 50 mins. C 927

2705 Cecile Levasseur of Lewiston, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 7, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. The interview focused on needlework.

Recording: C 928

2706 Helen Schumejko of Richmond, Maine, interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth, November 8, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interviewed focused on crocheting and needlework.

Recording: C 929 – C930

2707 Irene Baker interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in St. Francis, Maine, November 20, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interviewed focused on knitting.

Recording: C 931

2708 Izy Thibodeau interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in St. Francis, Maine, November 21, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting.

Recording: C 932

2709 Dorothy Kerr interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992.

Recording: C 933

2710 Margaret Williams interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Millinocket, Maine, January 27, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting and knitting.

Recording: C 934

2711 Ann Baker interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Coopers Mills, Maine, February 17, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting.

Recording: C 935

2712 Nadine Boddy interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Millinocket, Maine, February 24, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting.

Recording: C 936

2713 Edith Wilbur interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Dexter, Maine, March 6, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on knitting.

Recording: C 937

2714 Beda Spooner interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in New Sweden, Maine, March 11, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on knitting.

Recording: C 938

2715 Bertha Voisine interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Fort Kent & Fort Kent  Mills, Maine, November 20, 1991, and May 6, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on braided rugs.

Recording: C 939 – C 940, C 969

2716 Joan Dana interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Peter Dana Point, Maine September 12, 1991, and May 7, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on Native American beadwork and beadworking.

Transcript: 26 pp

Recording: C 941, C 946

2717 Maila Korsman and Miko Stone interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Monson, Maine, February 27, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on Finnish knitting. Includes newspaper articles.

Recording: C 942

2719 Gladys Gooding interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Presque Isle Maine, May 6, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on knitting and quilting.

Recording: C 944

2720 Wanda Kimbrough interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Auburn, Maine, November 7, 1991 and April 7, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on crewel and needlework.

Transcript: 35 pp

Recording: C 945, C 950

2722 Rosalie St. Pierre interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Kents Hill, Maine, October 22, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on crocheting and knitting.

Transcript: 40 pp

Recording: C 947

2723 Gail Cousins, Kelly Saunders and Edna Grindle interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Brooksville, Maine, January 10, 1992 and April 30, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on knitting.

Recording: C 943, C 948

2724 Marguerite Gosbee and Noelle Loupier interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Harmony, Maine, July 26, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on quilting.

Recording: C 949

2726 Carolyn Brown interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Jefferson, Maine, February 17, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on wedding gowns.

Recording: C 951

2727 Beth Corey-Smith interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in West Gardiner, Maine, Jan. 23, 1992, – April 4, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on quilting.

Transcript: 36 pp

Recording: C 952 – C 954

2732 Barbara Merry Boulter interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Knox & Swanville, Maine, April 15, 1991 and April 28, 1992,  as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. These interviews focused on rug hooking.

Transcript: 30 pp

Recording: C 957 – C 958

2734 Richard Waldron interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Spruce Head, Maine, May 7, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on net making.

Recording: C 965

2736 Irene Bartlett interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Islesford, Maine, June 28, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on rug braiding.

Recording: C 966

2737 Gladys Gooding and Doris Rose interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Brooksville, Maine, August 9, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on family textile.

Recording: C 967

2738 Edna Grindle interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Brooksville, Maine, October 8, 1991, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on knitting.

Recording: C 968

2740 Brother Arnold, Sister Francis and Sister Meg interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Poland Springs, Maine, Feb 11, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on Shaker textiles. Includes 5 pp article from Shaker Quarterly.

Recording: C 970

2741 Susan Philbrook interviewed by Teresa Hollingsworth in Stonington, Maine, June 29, 1992, as part of a series of interviews on women’s textile arts for an exhibit, “Remnants of Our Lives,” at the Hudson Museum (University of Maine, Orono), August-November 1992. This interview focused on net knitting.

Recording: C 971


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